Parliament Hill Reacts to Death of Gord Brown

Parliament Hill Reacts to Death of Gord Brown

Gord Brown in the House of Commons in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

UPDATED May 2, 2018 4:14pmET


Tributes came from all parties in the House of Commons this afternoon for Gord Brown, the Conservative MP who died earlier today at age 57.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spoke first in the chamber:

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Many also took to social media or spoke to reporters on Parliament Hill following weekly caucus meetings.

Here’s Conservative MP Tony Clement, who first met Brown in the early 1980s as a young Progressive Conservative:

WATCH: MPs speak on Gord Brown

Brown was first elected in 2004 to represent Leeds–Grenville, Ont. — now known as Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

He was Chief Opposition Whip from 2015 to 2017, and chaired the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage from 2013 to 2015.

**Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will speak in the House of Commons at 2pm ET / 11am PT**

Here is a sample of the reaction on social media


Brown also ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian Alliance in 2000. He was a former Gananoque, Ont. town councillor.